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Monday, December 31, 2012

Grabbing 2013 by the Tail!

imageSo whaddaya say?! Ready to grab 2013 by the tail?!

This blog started with a very visionary post, and I'm ready to unleash some vision for this new year!

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

Grabbing 2013 by the Tail!

By Evan Nehring

So what are your plans for 2013? I've got some, and you can join me if you like. This blog started with a very visionary post, and I'm ready to unleash some vision for this new year!
I've been planning. Not just your run-of-the-mill project planning, mind you. I've spent the last week working on my life plan. Michael Hyatt has a free ebook on Creating Your Personal Life Plan and I've been hammering it out here and there through our holiday travels.
This isn't exactly revolutionary for me. I'm a big life planner. But following his outline and creating an outline and document has been a great way to clarify and fire up!

Here's the plan...

Some of you know that I had a crazy successful year with some personal goals in 2010. I lost 72 pounds and saw some wonderful things happen medically and in other ways. I've never been more convinced that blogging was a key part of that I'm going to do it again.
About every Tuesday, I'm going to do a Carpe Diem post on my goal progress for the year. You're welcome to chime in, comment, set goals of your own, and generally chase after God-given dreams with me!
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My 2013 Goals

Here are the five goals I'm going to track on the blog right away. I'm excited about this list!
  1. Have 12 monthly date nights with Colleen. (This is a tough one with us both working full-time and a 10-year-old needing our time on the weekend.)
  2. Lose 37 pounds by May 6 doing WeightWatchers at home with Colleen.
  3. Log my 2013 walking/running mileage.
  4. Meet my Road Trip writing deadlines for 2013.
  5. Complete the new roof project.

I've got a lot of other routines and projects. Of course, I'll continue to do things like connecting with God in worship and the spiritual disciplines. I'll still do my project planning with IQTell and Getting Things Done. Yes, I'll pray for and with my family. Col and I will connect with family and friends.

But I'm going to focus here on those first five. They'll be fun to track together. Do you have some goals you want to track?

From My 2010 Blog

As the great philosopher Yoda said, "Do or not do, there is no try." Like the great philosopher Bob Nike said, "Just Do It!" Or Paul in Ephesians 5:15-17...
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
So what do you say?! Ready to grab 2013 by the tail?! I'd love to hear from you, and I'll be back to compare notes next week!

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  1. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

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